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Queen Mary Geography Society (QMGS)

QMGS is an academic society within the School of Geography. We aim to connect like-minded geographers together via a range of activities including academic talks, social nights on and around campus, local and national trips. We are also students like you and understand the transition you are experiencing so if you want to chat or get first-hand student advice — we are here to support you!

Our objective is to make your student experience a memorable one and to assist the School of Geography in your professional development for life after university.

Past events include hosting the former President of the Maldives, a range of walking tours, laser tag, pizza parties, movies nights, bar crawls... and more!

Membership is only £6 and allows access to all our events, discounts, competitions and experiences. Anyone is welcome to join, Geography student or other Queen Mary students. Please note that whilst some events may be subsidised, you may be required to provide a small contribution. 

Next Event

QMGS Consultancy Panel

When: Tuesday 13th November 2018

Time: 18:00

Where: Bancroft 1.01.2


Members: Free

Non-members: £2



- This consultancy event is to inform and engage Queen Mary Geography Society members to think further than academic studies and look to the world of work.

- The aim is to bridge a gap between students and the corporate world, answer questions and interact in conversation on entry to the industry and best practice on a career path.

- Guests will be asked to give a 5-10 minute introduction on themselves, their position and their journey to where they are now.

- A moderator will then ask questions previously collected about their careers before opening it up to the audience.

- This is a hot industry amongst Geography students who are seeking to use transferable skills in a workplace that may not be directly related to their academic study.

Guests include:

Charles Secrett

Co-Founder at Robertsbridge Sustainability Consultancy

Former Special Advisor to the Mayor’s Office (climate, environment and sustainability)

Former Executive Director of Friends of the Earth

Oliver Russell

GIS Manager/Principal Consultant at Steer (Business Consultancy)

Former Project Manager (GIS) at Hampshire County Council

Alastair Goggin

Senior Consultant at Capco(Financial Services Consultancy)

BSc Business Management 2013 from QMUL

2018/19 QMGS Committee

President: Danial Naqvi

Vice President: Becca Dixon

Treasurer: Kendra Gattiker

Charity Officer: Jo Watts

Social Secretaries: Oli Walker

Sustainability and Social Media Officer: Livia van Heerde

First Year Rep: Aatreyie Kapoor

Academic Staff Liaison: Professor Alastair Owens




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